In the media
We frequently contribute to media reports relating to our research and contemporary debates about health and health equity, including major articles in newspapers and magazines.
Life and Other Catastrophes on ABC Radio Melbourne
Professor Jane Fisher has a regular segment on ABC Radio Melbourne's Drive with Rafael Epstein – Life and Other Catastrophes – which explores the complications that arise in our relationships, friendships, and daily lives.
Coronavirus lockdown takes toll on mental health, with younger people worst affected, survey finds
The largest survey of Australians' mental health during the stay-at-home restrictions found many of us felt anxious and depressed.
Victorians' mental health has taken a massive hit over the past four months, and data reveals more than half the population has been affected psychologically.
Recognising disenfranchised grief amid COVID-19
Professor Jane Fisher and Dr Maggie Kirkman discuss disenfranchised grief and its implications during and beyond COVID-19.
Reaching health equity through gender competence
Professor Jane Fisher believes that equity in health outcomes – particularly women’s mental health – can be advanced through gender competence in healthcare.
Dr Maggie Kirkman awarded inaugural Champion for Women
We were thrilled to see Dr Maggie Kirkman honoured as one of the inaugural Champions for Women by Women's Health Victoria recently.
Health, physiotherapy, the future and you – Transform 2019
Technology and innovation, public health interventions, the ageing population, and chronic disease prevention were key themes discussed at a plenary session by Professor Jane Fisher.
4th European Conference on Preconception Health and Care
Dr Karin Hammarberg discussed the disconnect between the ideal biological age at which to have a baby and the increasing age of parents at conception in her keynote address.
Monash and the Global Health Alliance call for action to reduce health impacts of climate change
The Global Health Alliance Australia and Monash University successfully launched health and climate change policy paper, ‘From Townsville to Tuvalu’ on 31 July.
19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry
Professor Jane Fisher discusses how perinatal mental health problems among women are predominantly socially determined and how new evidence from Vietnam shows that legislation to reduce household poverty and making domestic violence a crime have led to a reduction in population level perinatal mental health.
Endometriosis – finally, sufferers are getting the attention they deserve
Endometriosis sufferers are, for the first time, getting the attention they deserve. Celebrity disclosures, a UK petition to parliament supporting recognition of the condition as a disability, and social media have brought it to prominent public attention.
Should you freeze your eggs? IVF websites don't crack the surface
Dr Karin Hammarberg was recently interviewed by the SMH about a study auditing and rating egg-freezing information on Australia's largest fertility clinics.
Mental health and the coronavirus: How COVID-19 is affecting us
Jane Fisher and Maggie Kirkman discuss the latest findings from their national survey into the mental health of Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The big question you should be asking your friends and family right now
ABC opinion piece from Professor Jane Fisher.
So, you're planning on getting pregnant this year
If you started 2020 with a plan to conceive, you may be feeling nervous due to COVID-19. So how safe is it to try for a baby at the moment? And what are some of the things you should consider?
IVF is changing now clinics have reopened. Here's what to expect during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr Karin Hammarberg discusses the differences between states and the changes in care for people undergoing IVF during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mental health and COVID-19 – how the coronavirus is affecting our way of life
Professor Jane Fisher discusses Monash University's launch of a major national survey to assess how the nation is coping with the effects of coronavirus.
How are you? Living with COVID-19 restrictions in Australia
Professor Jane Fisher discusses the launch of an online survey, aimed at capturing the mental health effects of the COVID-19 restrictions in Australia.
'Do you want to have kids in the future?' education poster aims to improve fertility awareness
Fertility education experts have launched an educational poster which details what people can do to have the best chance of having a healthy child.
Dr Maggie Kirkman discusses ageism and women’s mental health at Women’s Health Grampians meeting
Sexism, ageism and support for women to age well were key themes covered by Dr Maggie Kirkman at the Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) annual general meeting.
Professor Jane Fisher appointed Deputy Chair of Global Health Alliance Australia
Established in 2016, Global Health Alliance Australia is a peak body aimed at advancing sustainable development through improved health equity and health security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Symposium enables women’s health knowledge sharing in Japan
In August, a delegation of doctors, midwives, university lecturers and students from Japan learnt about the latest in the prevention of women’s health problems, research methods, and online resources for health promotion.